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Two Concepts from Game Theory that Every Poker Player Should Know

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Jun 06, 2018

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Before my title topic I can’t help mentioning this strange coincidence. My last two columns were a 2018 version of how and what every poker player should do to get ready for the World Series of Poker. I had previously written a similar column in 2015 that made the following recommendation: “Amazon lists a huge number of books with puzzles and exercises for improving cognition and memory. My current favorite is Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova. I combined reading chapters of the book with reading various Sherlock Holmes stories. This book makes reference to a number of modern psychological studies…” Strangely enough, Maria has taken a break from writing about psychology to play and write about poker, and has been fortunate to acquire poker genius, Erik Seidel as a mentor. Concept 1: Balancing Back in my earliest days playing poker (over 50 years ago) I ...


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